Fit Food: The Benefits of Winter Squash

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Fit Food: The Benefits of Winter Squash

Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash—it all packs a ton of nutrition and tastes pretty good too. So here are easy ways to cook it up.
Chili doesn't have to be loaded with calories and fat, and squash adds substance to this cold-weather staple. Instead of gorging on ground beef, opt for a lean meat like ground chicken or turkey, or go vegetarian. Start with a base of stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Next, toss in nutrient-rich veggies like squash, carrots, spinach, and zucchini. For more protein and fiber, add legumes like kidney or navy beans. Simmer with seasonings like a bay leaf, chili powder, and black pepper.


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